Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Smoked Salmon Pate

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  A thick, creamy pate – without any dairy! If you can, use organic smoked salmon for this recipe, and preferably one which isn’t too salty. Not only will this be much healthier but the pâté will taste much, much better. Try this with corn bread or any other gluten-free, dairy-free bread. * gluten-free, dairy-free, yeast-free,…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Kale Salad with Toasted Seeds

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In my role at the publishers DBP, I have been working on a book that has just come out – Nourish: The Cancer Care Cookbook. Written by the team at Penny Brohn Cancer Centre and nutritionist Christine Bailey, it shows you how to create delicious meals, snacks and drinks that are packed with nutrients to […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Easter Loaf in a Breadmaker

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Recently Panasonic asked me if I would like to try their breadmaker for their Ideas Kitchen. I’ve never used a breadmaker before, so I was really excited – especially when the delivery guy turned up with a beautiful, shiny machine the following day. In truth, it’s very, very simple, and it saves you having to […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Paella

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If you’ve been watching What’s Cooking on Channel 4, you may have seen Jo Pratt cooking up a storm during the first week. I first met Jo a few years’ ago, when she was planning her first (gorgeous-looking and hugely successful) book In the Mood for Food. She wrote another after that, went off and […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Torta di Riso (Italian Rice Cake)

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Rice dishes are very common in Italy, especially in the northern areas, because rice was so plentiful (rice has been grown in Italy since the 15th century). Traditionally Torta di Riso was served as a celebration cake – for weddings, baptisms, Christmas and Easter. A particular favourite in Tuscany, apparently, it’s a flourless cake that […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Roasted Aubergine with Amaranth & Harissa

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I’ve had a bag of amaranth sitting in my kitchen cupboard for a while now, so I thought it was time to use it. Like quinoa, amaranth is a true superfood, but unlike quinoa, it hasn’t started to become mainstream – people generally haven’t heard of it and don’t know how to use it. Amaranth […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cannellini Bean, Beetroot & Carrot Soup

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This soup came about because of a pile of root veggies sitting in my veggie box. When I have beetroot, I usually bake it and make a salad with avocado, nuts, seeds, that sort of thing. Or steam it and serve it as a veggie. But I wanted to do something different, and this was […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Tiger Prawns with Cauliflower Couscous

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If, like me, you’re keen to clean up your diet a bit, following on from a cake-filled Christmas holiday (!), you might like The S Factor Diet, by Lowri Turner. You probably know Lowri from TV but she’s also a nutritionist who writes for, among others Grazia, Now Diet and Mother & Baby. According to […]

Gluten-Free Buckwheat, Butterbean & Roasted Vegetable Salad

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Most people think of buckwheat pancakes when they think of buckwheat – made with buckwheat flour. But the grain itself (totally gluten-free) is a fantastic addition to your storecupboard. It is highly nutritious (full of magnesium, B-vitamins, rutin which helps circulation and all eight essential amino acids) and in particular it’s great in terms of […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Edamame, Broad Bean & Mint Risotto

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This one is a super easy version of a risotto. Forget standing at the hob stirring – all you do is fry the leeks and garlic, steam the beans, add all the ingredients and put it in the oven to cook. Brilliant! The creaminess of the risotto comes not from patient, methodical stirring but from […]